I have people all the time telling me that they just “CAN’T”.
I call Bull Spit!
You CAN, but you have to SHOW UP and make yourself a priority!
And the old saying, is 100% TRUE!
If you stop showing up for yourself because your journey doesn’t look like someone else’s, you are only robbing yourself of the joy that you could have if you keep reaching for your goals!
People think that their results are going to be the same as someone else’s who consistently SHOWS UP and puts in the work, even when they don’t give near that level of commitment.
And BELIEVE ME, I am saying this to myself as much as I do to others who need to hear it! I have been continuously fighting my own demons. Can’t seem to go more than a couple of days without wanting or needing alcohol or food to help me relax and wind down my day. It’s a crutch, just like all excuses. I use excess snacking and drinking as an excuse when I sit down to JUSTIFY taking a break. I know in my head this is wrong, but I do it anyway. I don’t abuse food and alcohol BECAUSE I sit down, I abuse them to ALLOW myself to sit down. I know it makes no sense, and I am working on it, but I do go into the next day ready to kick its ass! Some days I win, some I lose. But I SHOW UP and accept the outcome of MY actions! My success or failure is on ME, no one else. I don’t pretend that I have done everything perfect while putting back on some of this weight that I worked so very hard to get off. But I do SHOW UP and do at least one good thing for myself every day.
I KNOW what to do. I can tell others what to do and how to get success, because I have HAD success! And I get that sometimes life gets in the way. But when things don’t go your way, don’t blame the journey, unless you can say with absolute certainty, that you 100% committed and SHOWED UP!
I haven’t lately. I admit it.
Life seasons(MENOPAUSE AND HORMONES SUCK BTW!!!).
All of those have taken a toll on my health over the past 5 years. I had reached a place of what I thought was success in my life and FREAKED OUT!
But when I look back, what made me successful, was consistency and doing things every day that I knew would bring me closer to my vision of success, which to me, is first and foremost being healthy enough to have the energy to take on other things in my life. I started to veer away from those consistencies when I started allowing distractions to take me away from my habits. Now I am once again addicted to my distractions. But I am currently taking steps to help with that. I am not going to be super forthcoming with these steps at this very moment, because I am doing them for ME and ONLY Me, but watch for future posts 🙂
And that is ALWAYS my biggest advice to anyone who asks me for it. Make YOU a priority! And SHOW UP for Yourself EVERY DAY!
And as always, MAKE TODAY GREAT! ❤